deliberate

deliberate
Synonyms and related words:
advise with, advised, aforethought, aimed, aimed at, air, ambling, analyze, back down, balance, bargain, be abstracted, brood, brood over, calculated, call in, calm, canny, canvass, careful, cautious, chaw, chew over, chew the cud, circumspect, claudicant, cold-blooded, collected, collogue, comment upon, compare notes, composed, con over, confer, confer with, confident, conscious, consider, considerate, considered, consult, consult with, contemplate, contemplated, controvert, cool, counsel, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, deal with, debate, deliberate over, deliberate upon, deliberated, demur, designed, digest, discourse about, discreet, discuss, discuss with, dispassionate, easy, envisaged, envisioned, even, examine, exchange observations, exchange views, falter, faltering, fastidious, fear, flagging, foot-dragging, foresighted, forethoughtful, gentle, gingerly, go into, gradual, guarded, halting, handle, hang back, hasteless, have conversations, heedful, hem and haw, hesitant, hesitate, hobbled, hobbling, hold conference, hover, hum and haw, idle, imperturbable, inactive, indolent, intended, intentional, introspect, investigate, jib, judicious, knock around, knowing, languid, languorous, lazy, leaving out nothing, leisurely, limping, lumbering, meant, measured, meditate, meditate upon, meditated, methodical, meticulous, mindful, moderate, mull, mull over, muse, muse on, muse over, negotiate, noncommittal, of design, on guard, orderly, overlooking no possibility, paced, painstaking, palaver, parley, pass under review, pause, pawky, perpend, planned, play around with, play with, poking, poky, politic, ponder, ponder over, powwow, prearranged, preconceived, premeditated, prepense, projected, proposed, provident, prudent, pull back, punctilious, purposed, purposeful, purposive, put heads together, rap, reason, reason about, reason the point, reason with, refer to, reflect, reflect over, regardful, regular, relaxed, reluctant, retreat, review, revolve, ruminate, ruminate over, run over, safe, sauntering, schemed, scruple, scrupulous, serene, shilly-shally, shuffling, shy, sift, sit down together, sit down with, slack, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow to act, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, snail-paced, snaillike, speculate, staggering, steady, stick at, stickle, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain at, strolling, studied, studious, study, sure, systematic, take counsel, take up, take up with, talk, talk about, talk of, talk over, teleological, tentative, think about, think over, think twice about, thorough, thought-out, thoughtful, thresh out, toddling, tortoiselike, tottering, toy with, treat, trudging, turn over, turtlelike, unadventurous, uncommunicative, undaring, unenterprising, unfaltering, unhasty, unhesitating, unhurried, unprecipitate, unruffled, ventilate, voluntary, waddling, weigh, willful, withdraw, witting, yield

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  • deliberate — de·lib·er·ate 1 /di li bə ˌrāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vi: to think about and weigh or discuss issues and decisions carefully the jury retired to deliberate vt: to think about or evaluate de·lib·er·ate 2 /di li bə rət/ adj …   Law dictionary

  • deliberate — adj 1 willful, intentional, *voluntary, willing Analogous words: purposed, intended (see INTEND): conscious, cognizant, *aware: mortal, *deadly Antonyms: impulsive Contrasted words: inadvertent, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Deliberate — De*lib er*ate (d[ e]*l[i^]b [ e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. deliberatus, p. p. of deliberare to deliberate; de + librare to weigh. See {Librate}.] 1. Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deliberate — De*lib er*ate (d[ e]*l[i^]b [ e]r*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deliberated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deliberating}.] To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliberate — [adj] intentional advised, aforethought, calculated, careful, cautious, coldblooded, conscious, considered, cut and dried*, designed, designful, done on purpose, express, fixed, intended, judged, meticulous, planned, pondered, prearranged,… …   New thesaurus

  • deliberate — [di lib′ər it; ] for v. [, di lib′ərāt΄] adj. [ME < L deliberatus, pp. of deliberare, to consider, weigh well < de , intens. + librare, to weigh < libra, a scales] 1. carefully thought out and formed, or done on purpose; premeditated 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Deliberate — De*lib er*ate, v. i. To take counsel with one s self; to weigh the arguments for and against a proposed course of action; to reflect; to consider; to hesitate in deciding; sometimes with on, upon, about, concerning. [1913 Webster] The woman that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliberate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) done consciously and intentionally. 2) careful and unhurried. ► VERB ▪ engage in long and careful consideration. DERIVATIVES deliberately adverb deliberateness noun. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • deliberate — I UK [dɪˈlɪb(ə)rət] / US adjective ** 1) intended, not done by chance or by accident I m sure the omission of my name was deliberate. deliberate attempt/effort: Her visit was a deliberate attempt to draw attention to the area. deliberate… …   English dictionary

  • deliberate — deliberately, adv. deliberateness, n. deliberator, n. adj. /di lib euhr it/; v. /di lib euh rayt /, adj., v., deliberated, deliberating. adj. 1. carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional: a deliberate lie. 2. characterized by… …   Universalium

  • deliberate — 01. Max lied to his boss about what happened in a [deliberate] attempt to have Sheila fired. 02. In the early part of Canada s history, European settlers [deliberately] gave blankets infected with disease to the native people in order to reduce… …   Grammatical examples in English

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